India ready to take on global challenges, says Jamia V-C

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar on Thursday said India is ready take on challenges such as climate change and international security during its yearlong G20 presidency.

Addressing a Republic day event at the varsity, Akhtar said Jamia is committed to offer cutting-edge learning experience, intellectual freedom, and opportunities to carry out critical research to its students.

Najma Akhtar said that whatever India is achieving today or is set to achieve ahead is because it is a “true democracy and successful republic.”

She said that India has been awarded the Presidency of G20 under the “dynamic and proactive leadership” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

G20, an intergovernmental group, has 19 members, besides the European Union, and is chaired by each member nation for a year, rotationally. Brazil is slated to chair the group in 2023.

The country is “firm to address global challenges such as declining global economy, climate change and international security that pose serious challenges before humanity through the G 20 presidency,” Akhtar said.

“We are a responsible nation trying to showcase our leadership ability and approach to the world as a whole. Our

G20 mantra is ‘One Earth, One Family, and One Future,’” she added.

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